Welcome to the Hawthorn Inn where it is easy to lose yourself in the beauty of this Camden Bed and Breakfast. The bold, eye-catching colors of the ocean mingle with the drifting breezes and gentle waves, creating a symphony of sights, smells, and sounds. Nestled above Penobscot Bay, Camden is where the mountains meet the sea.
Considered the jewel of Maine’s coastline, Camden is the perfect haven for outdoor adventurers and ocean lovers. Whether you prefer to relax in a sailboat, on the beach, or at the top of a lighthouse, Camden has something for everyone. Here, fresh lobster is a given, and daily cruises on a sailboat should be expected. While visiting Camden, you can relax in comfort at the Hawthorn Inn and fully embrace the coastal lifestyle.
The Hawthorn Inn is mere steps away from Camden Harbor. From their rooms, visitors can bask in the tranquility of the ocean as well as view the lush, rolling hills of Camden Hills State Park.
Explore the Beauty of Maine
Any visit to Maine isn’t complete without exploring the coast via boat. Whether you choose to drift along in a sailboat or embark on a faster-paced cruise, boat tours of the coastline will offer extraordinary sights and experiences. If you opt to stay on firm land, Camden is also home to a number of gorgeous, relaxing beaches. Barret’s Cove is a freshwater beach along the banks of Megunticook Lake, and it offers escape from the hustle-and-bustle of the harbor. You can pack a picnic lunch and spend hours enjoying the calm serenity of the lake! For a change of scenery, Laite Beach overlooks Camden Harbor, and you can watch boats sail in for hours on end.
While you can always embark on an exciting voyage around the coastline, Camden also offers access to a number of land-based activities. For example, inside of the Camden Hills State Park, visitors can hike to the base of Maiden’s Cliff. This gorgeous rock formation juts nearly 800-ft above Megunticook Lake. Along with Maiden’s Cliff, Camden Hills State Park sprawls out across 5,700-acres with nearly 30 miles of walking and hiking trails.
Plus, there are nearly twenty lighthouses within driving distance of Camden! You can easily explore several of them and fully absorb all that the coastline has to offer. If you are hoping to get even closer to the ocean, you may also consider visiting Rockland Breakwater. Extending nearly a mile into the ocean, this man-made granite breakwater protects the harbor while offering panoramic ocean views.
A Gem Among the Coast
Once you’ve experienced the sights and sounds of Camden, you’ll be excited to return to your delightful room in the Hawthorn Inn. Visitors can choose between rooms with a gas-log stove, Victorian soaking tub, and even a room within a beautifully-decorated turret. You can relax in your room and enjoy harbor views or even step outside and explore the serene, relaxing gardens.
Visitors to the Hawthorn Inn can also enjoy relaxing in a number of elegant common rooms, ranging from a front parlor, to a library, and a spacious dining room. Just outside of the dining room is a dining terrace and tiered deck which are beautifully-decorated with an abundance of flowers and plants. Here, guests can rest after a day spent touring Maine and read a book or meet new friends.
Every day, the Hawthorn Inn serves a two-course breakfast in the dining room. Whether they choose Maine Blueberry Walnut Pancakes or a hearty Zucchini Frittata, guests can enjoy delicious meals which rely on fresh ingredients locally-sourced from Maine. Guests hoping for a special treat can try out their Cinnamon Oatmeal Bake which is a favorite of visitors! During the warmer months, guests can even choose to dine outside as they enjoy harbor views with their morning cup of coffee.
Hawthorn Inn also offers a number of amenities. The owners, Ted and Lisa, will help keep you updated on any new activities and events within the town, and they always recommend the best local restaurants.